BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Project Engineering Leader in Holdrege, Nebraska

Job Description Summary

Job Description

Manages some or all of the functions responsible for capital projects, research and development around new manufacturing technologies, and sustaining engineering at the site. This position also has leadership responsibility for the project engineering department.

This position is self-directed and is responsible for project engineering leadership to the Engineering department. Supervises and directs engineering activities of the exempt engineering staff and hourly associates. Leads major engineering projects including project planning, justification, specification development and budgeting. Projects may include developing and implementing improved methods of manufacturing, procedures, and processes that result in improved efficiencies, yields, machine operations, and product quality. The position provides technical support to the development and the implementation of new products, new processes and new materials. This individual will perform both at a (multi-program) level and at the task level. This position handles multiple projects/programs while keeping to key deliverables.

  • Leadership - Directly responsible for the outcome of other engineering resource performance and results, provides direct supervision, decision making, and guidance to less senior engineers. Provides significant leadership for process and machine designs for new product/process developments.

  • Accountability - works independently with little to no input required, reports to engineering manager or unit manager. Accountable for capital budgets, design outcomes. Generates new project ideas. Engineering work is subject to the review by Engineering Manager, or Plant management. Works with all Manufacturing areas of the Holdrege Plant regarding process and machine designs. Works with Plant engineers, management, vendors, consultants, and interfacing with other BD Plants and platform teams on development, design, and the fabrication of equipment or processes for new products. Ensures that all equipment, processes and facilities meet the requirements of designated government regulations such as OSHA, GMP, FDA, EPA, etc.

  • Provides lead in creativity around solving problems. Generally able to identify solutions to problems

  • Project Planning - Prepares and implements an improvement plan for areas of responsibility for major projects relating to: future machine and equipment needs (related to growth and replacement), preventive maintenance needs, new product support, general and manufacturing support, and general process related improvements. The plan or proposal is to include the proposed technical approach, estimated implementation costs, estimated resource needs, and a time schedule, (Pert or Gantt Chart).

  • Process & Product Data - Maintains a working knowledge of new methods, equipment, product specifications, waste, costs, through put rate, and material costs. This technical data is to be used in the justifications of new equipment and cost reduction projects.

  • Documentation - Prepares process descriptions and manufacturing specifications as required. Thoroughly documents all project and or process changes in accordance with good project management practices.

  • Develops a financial analysis to secure capital funding for projects, potential manufacturing cost reductions and process improvements.

  • Coordinates communication between division R&D and plant personnel on new products, product improvements, and product problems.

  • Supervises, trains, develops and evaluates engineering staff. Responsible for development and review of yearly performance goals for process engineering group.

  • Contributes with continuous improvement on plant project selection and resource allocation to meet plant objectives.

KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE

Education:

  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related engineering discipline from a recognized, accredited university.

Experience:

  • Five or more years experience in project of process engineering.

  • Thorough knowledge of mechanical engineering as it relates to manufacturing processes and related equipment.Preferred:

  • Machine design experience.

  • Thorough knowledge of plant operations (accounting, purchasing, quality control, etc.), company policies and general management techniques.

  • Six Sigma methodology experience with Black Belt certification.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Strong verbal, written, analytical, persuasion and interpersonal skills.

  • Highly developed project management skills.

  • Proven problem solving and decision making skills.

  • Demonstrated managerial courage.

  • Ability to manually operate a computer with a standard keyboard.

  • Knowledge and the ability to use AutoCAD, Inventor and other design software.

SUPERVISION

  • 3 – 5 Exempt Associates

  • 1 – 3 Hourly Associates

ACCOUNTABILITY

May be responsible for capital projects from $200K to $15MM.

Expense and labor budget and forecasting.

10-20% Travel Requirement

OTHER FUNCTIONS (RESPONSIBILITIES) May Not Be All Inclusive

Complies with, and responsible for enforcing all local, state, federal and BD safety regulations, policies/procedures. Complies with all local BD quality policies/procedures/practices through consistent application of sound Quality Assurance principles. Ensures compliance through appropriate communication, training and education. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other associates. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Associates will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor. Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully.

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status.

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Primary Work LocationUSA NE - Holdrege

Additional Locations

Work Shift1st Shift 730am-4pm (United States of America)

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status